Risk and Compliance Update - 1st February

Risk and Compliance Update - 1st February

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Data protection

Financial crime prevention

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Data protection

DLA Piper—GDPR fines and data breach survey published

€272.5m (about $US 332.4m/£245.3m) of fines have been imposed for a wide range of infringements of Europe’s tough data protection laws according to international law firm DLA Piper. The figure is taken from the law firm’s latest annual GDPR fines and data breach report of the 27 European Union Member States plus the UK, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Ross McKean, partner, Ewa Kurowska-Tober, partner, and Heidi Waem, counsel, from DLA Piper’s cybersecurity and data protection team summarise some of the reports key findings.

See News Analysis: DLA Piper—GDPR fines and data breach survey published. 


 

Information Commissioner outlines ICO's work for 2021

The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has shared her thoughts on the work of the ICO for the upcoming year. The ICO’s immediate focus remains supporting organisations amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The ICO is also developing guidance on several other topics of current interest such as political campaigning, facial recognition, and codes of conduct and certification schemes.

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Allison is a former partner of Shoosmiths, with extensive experience of legal management and practice compliance.